Elon brings back the bricks
Pave the Way, Elon’s popular brick campaign, has returned.
A tremendous response from alumni has prompted the return of Elon University’s recent brick campaign, Pave the Way, beginning July 15. During the second and final phase of the campaign, alumni can once again reserve bricks at Elon’s new Martin Alumni Center, opening this fall on main campus.
“Our sincere thanks go to the many alumni who have already made Pave the Way a huge success,” says Tait Arend ’96, G’00, interim director of alumni engagement. “We are still receiving calls and emails from alumni interested in participating in the campaign, and want to make sure everyone can take part in this special opportunity.”
Launched in celebration of Elon’s upcoming 125th anniversary, Pave the Way honors alumni donors who have made gifts of $125 in support of the university’s greatest needs. Bricks reserved during the campaign will line the outdoor terrace and pathways at the Martin Alumni Center, and orders received by Sept. 1 will be in place by Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 8-10.
More than 2,300 alumni participated in Pave the Way’s initial run from April 15 – May 31, with many commemorating a Greek affiliation, athletic program or academic department on their bricks. Gifts made to the campaign boost Elon’s overall alumni giving participation, which hit 21 percent during the 2012-13 fiscal year, and count toward class gifts for alumni celebrating milestone reunions.
"For years, alumni have wanted a place to call their own when they return to Elon," Arend says. "The Martin Alumni Center provides that home, and the brick campaign gives all Elon alumni the chance to be a part of the future of this great university."